Hospital Operations

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 111 (HB 484) - Health Care Facilities - Dialysis Treatment Services - Training (David Selby Dialysis Parity Act) Prohibiting a health care facility from providing peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis treatment services unless the individual performing the dialysis procedure has been trained in the peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis technique being performed; establishing civil penalties not exceeding $5,000 for each violation of the Act; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to adopt certain regulations; etc. SB 111

HB 484

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 467 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 466 (5/30)
SB 322 (HB 1071) - Health - Health and Wellness Standards - Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities Requiring the Secretary of Health to adopt certain health and wellness standards for certain health care facilities; providing that certain standards may exceed the standards set by federal law; establishing the Correctional Facilities Health and Wellness Pilot Program to establish minimum mandatory standards for inmate food services for participating correctional facilities; requiring each participating facility to comply with certain health and wellness standards, offer plant-based meals, and provide certain information to inmates; etc. SB 322

HB 1071

SB 322- Health – Health and Wellness Standards – Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities- Oppose.pdf (2-11)

HB 1071- Health – Health and Wellness Standards – Correctional Facilities and Health Care Facilities- Oppose.pdf (3-8)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (3/31)

Withdrawn by Sponsor (4/5)
SB 412 (HB 84) - Consumer Protection - Right to Repair Requiring an original equipment manufacturer to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, certain materials or updates to an independent repair provider or owner of digital electronic equipment; providing that a violation of certain provisions of the Act is an unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practice and subject to certain enforcement and penalty provisions; applying the Act prospectively; etc. SB 412

HB 84

Hearing 2/03 at 1:00 p.m. (1/15)

Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters (2/25)
SB 483 (HB 264) - Solid Waste Management - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion - Food Residuals Requiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requirements of the Act to certain persons that generate certain amounts of food residuals; authorizing a person experiencing undue hardship because of the costs of diverting food residuals to apply for a certain waiver; requiring the Department of the Environment to issue a certain warning; etc. SB 483

HB 264

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 440 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 439 (5/30)
SB 804 (HB 1127) - Garrett County - Memorial Hospital - Board Membership and Meetings Altering the membership of the Board of Governors of the Garrett County Memorial Hospital; altering the terms of the members of the Board; and reducing the mandatory number of Board meetings from 10 to 6. SB 804

HB 1127

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 602 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 601 (5/30)
SB 909 - Capital Projects - Minority Business Enterprise Goals Requiring the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, prior to the release of State funds for a certain capital project that receives at least $3,000,000 in a single fiscal year, to review the project for subcontracting opportunities under the State Minority Business Enterprise Program and, if practicable, establish minority business enterprise subgoals for the project; requiring the Office to consider minority business enterprises when setting certain subgoals; etc. SB 909

SB 909- Capital Projects - Minority Business Enterprise Goal- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-8)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 728 (5/30)
HB 390 - University of Maryland - Harford Memorial Hospital Closure - Economic Impact Study Requiring the University of Maryland Institute for Governmental Service and Research to conduct a study on the economic impact of the closure of Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and the transfer of its services to another location; requiring the Institute to conduct the study in a certain manner; requiring the Institute to develop a revitalization plan for Havre de Grace in a certain manner; requiring the Institute to report certain findings and information to certain committees on or before December 1, 2021; etc. HB 390

Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations (2/10)
HB 849 - Public Health - Medical Records - Fees Prohibiting a health care provider or a representative of the health care provider from charging a fee for providing copies of a medical record requested by a certain person and that will be used for the purpose of filing a claim regarding or appealing a denial of Social Security Disability income or Social Security benefits under Title II or Title XVI of the Social Security Act. HB 849

HB 849 - Public Heath Medical Records - Fees- Support with Amendments.pdf (3-2)

HB 849 - Public Heath Medical Records - Fees- Support with Amendments as adopted by the House X Finance Hearing.pdf (4-7)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 157 (5/18)
HB 936 - Hospitals and Freestanding Medical Facilities - Closing or Partial Closing - Public Notice Requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to publish a certain notice of the closing or partial closing of a certain hospital or freestanding medical facility within 15 days of having received a certain notice; requiring the Commission to ensure that a certain notice is available to the public for certain purposes and provided to a certain local governing body and certain members of the General Assembly; requiring the Commission to publish a notice of certain informational meetings; etc. HB 936

HB 936- Hospitals and Freestanding Medical Facilities - Closing or Partial Closing - Public Notice- Letter of Concern.pdf (3-17)

Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)
HB 1118 - Health Care Facilities - Discrimination Prohibiting certain facilities or certain staff from discriminating against certain individuals or residents based on the actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status of the individual or resident; requiring certain facilities to post a certain notice next to the facility's nondiscrimination policy in certain locations; requiring that all residents of a certain facility be informed of and have certain rights; etc. HB 1118

Hearing 3/09 at 1:30 p.m. (2/11)